recycled, not virgin'
reecovid (recovered) notepads, great for emergencies!
Sometime in June, I received a comment on my blog from a lady in the United Kingdom, Ingrid Savill, asking me if I am willing to write a review of one of their notepads.
Hm. A notepad? Great! A month later, I received my reecovid (recovered) notepad, the first paper product made from 100% post consumer waste to join my growing collection.
Ingrid sent me a Natalie notepad, and I just love the cover design! I love the green, blue and purple floral, mandala-like design. Natalie is one of the six beautifully-designed refillable A5 notepads of
reecovid. The cover design of these notepads is based on the female symbol evolving into a flower, and all six notepads are named after environmentally-conscious women. It also has an elastic strap like most notebooks, but what keeps reecovid 's elastic strap different from the rest is that it is a genuine bra strap and it has a unique bra strap adjuster! Love it! :)
reecovid logo is printed on the lower left part of the cover, near the spine.
On the upper part of the cover, near the spine, is the company's slogan, 'Waste, Not Chaste.' This became their slogan after the 'Recycled, Not Virgin' thing.
The notepad opens
to such a simple, but elegantly-designed inside cover page printed with the word 'notepad' at the center of the page and the reecovid logo at the bottom.
A closer look at the inside cover page.
At the back of the inside cover page is where one can write her name in beautiful calligraphy. :) (But of course, that's just me.)
As a fountain pen user, pen and ink tests is a must for each and every paper product I get. In the photo above, it is quite obvious that I used a lot of pens. I used my calligraphy pens, and also most of my beloved Schneiders, Sheaffers, Walitys, and Parkers.
No feathering on almost all the inks used, but Kiri-same bled badly. Notice the bleed at the bottom of the page. But that's fine.
Now here are some more macro shots of several ink colors on
I couldn't resist taking a photo (and posting it) of the back cover. So here it is. :)
refillablehard cover binder with biodegradable laminate;
ringsmetal mechanism for use with a standard hole punch;
- 216 pages of 100% recycled, white, uncoated paper;
ruledlines; and availablein A5 size
Despite all these, I still wish this notepad had a pocket somewhere. And a page marker. But, I love this product from
reecovid. And I will use it because it's an excellent product. (Hint: I love the fact that the paper can take most of my fountain pen inks.)